mar·mo·rat·ed Pronunciation: \ˈmär-mȯr-ˌāt-əd\

Function: adjective: veined or streaked like marble

Last week, Bethany said my moonflower pod looked like a bug, so I told her I would take a picture of a bug so she could see the difference.

I don’t know about your house, but we’ve been getting more and more of these creepy-crawlies every year. Last year, I figured out what is was on the “What’s That Bug” website.  It’s the “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug” that came from Asia a number of years back and was first found in Allentown, PA.  Since then, it’s been working its way south.  We see a dozen or so during the course of the winter and then they disappear. They don’t hurt anything so we pretty much leave them alone, except when they’re asked to pose for portraits.  You can find out more than you really want to know about these things on the Wikipedia.

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2 Responses to Marmorated

  1. Bethany says:

    this bug is SUPER gross – how did you get him to pose for the photo?

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